This Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is an no boil macaroni and cheese recipe that takes it to the next level with the addition of diced tomatoes and green chiles!

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Everyone knows macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, right? This Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese takes it up a notch with the addition of diced tomatoes and green chiles. It’s a combination of classic macaroni and cheese and my favorite cheese dip made with ROTEL and Velveeta cheese (this post isn’t sponsored I just love that dip!!). To make it even better it is made in a slow cooker. That’s right! NO BOIL macaroni and cheese!

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I’ll be the first to admit I was a little skeptical about this crock pot macaroni and cheese. Will the pasta really cook? Why not just make it in the oven? But, I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. Sure, macaroni and cheese isn’t that hard to make the usual way but Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and cheese doesn’t require you to boil pasta, it doesn’t require you to turn on the oven. I can toss all of the ingredients in my slow cooker, set it to low, and go out to run some errands, pick up the kids, or any of the other things I have to get done every day. Two to three hours later I have cheesy, creamy, crock pot macaroni and cheese!

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Tips for making Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese:

  • Don’t peek! While your crock pot is cooking the macaroni noodles don’t open the lid. The steam that builds up helps to cook the pasta and every time you open it all of the heat escapes.
  • Since you don’t want to open the lid during the cooking process to stir make sure you mix all of the ingredients up well before you turn on the slow cooker.
  • Time may vary. Crock pot cook times vary depending on the make, model, and age of the slow cooker. You want to make sure you don’t overcook the pasta or it will be mushy and won’t hold up against all of that cheese. It may take more than once to get the time exactly right but I assure you this is one mistake you won’t mind cleaning up (yum!!).

Can You Substitute Condensed Milk for Evaporated Milk?

Condensed milk has quite a bit of sugar added to it, unlike evaporated milk, so you don’t want to substitute it for evaporated milk.

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When you pasta is cooked just right give everything on more stir and fix yourself a big bowl. You are going to love the added flavor and spice that the diced tomatoes and green chiles add!

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SPICY CROCK POT MACARONI AND CHEESE
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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins

Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

This Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is a no boil macaroni and cheese recipe that takes it to the next level with diced tomatoes and green chiles!
spoon of Spicy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
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4.25 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Elbow Macaroni
  • 10 ounces Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 2 ½ cups Whole Milk
  • 12 ounces Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 6 ounces Velveeta Cheese or American Cheese

Instructions

  • All all ingredients to your slow cooker and stir to combine. Make sure the elbow macaroni is as submerged as possible.
  • Place lid on the slow cooker and set to LOW. Cook for 2-3 hours depending on your slow cooker.
  • When ready stir one more time and then serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 751mg, Potassium: 418mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 43.9%, Iron: 6.3%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot recipes, mac n' cheese, macaroni and cheese, slow cooker recipes